Tuesday, October 28, 2014

CJ (#37) In Rappa: Court July 1687

The transfer of  "Goods and Chattles" of Cadwallader Jones (JO-1) to Robert Taliaferro (TA-1) is recorded in my post of September 3.  An addition to this record is recorded "July the 5th 1687.  It reads as follows:

" 8ber 20th 1686.  Then assigned all my right interest and title whatsoever for a Negro man called Black Jack to Mr. Robt. Taliaferro (TA-1) and his heires for ever, it being in part of his potion due to him from his Father in my hands, I say, assigned with warrantie per me

       David Meredith. (MER-2)                  Cadwalader Jones (JO-1)
       Jno. Battaile (BAT-1)

Recognitr in Cur Com Rappa: 3 die August 1687 et record 12th die "

"ss.  These are to desire you to acknowledge in Rappa:Court two Bills of Sale to Mr. Robt. Taliaferro (TA-1) and yor; so doing this shall be yor: warrant Witness my hand July the 5th 1687

Test   John Taliaferro (TA-4)                                          Cadwalader Jones (JO-1)
             John Battaile (BAT-1)                                           

Recordr. Cur Com Rappa; 12th die August 1687 "

By this record it would seem that our Cadwallader (JO-1) was still present in (Old) Rappahannock County when he signed the above. [July 5th 1687 ]  It was recorded in the records of the court on the 12th day of August 1687.  As far as I can tell, this would be the last time that our Cadwallader (JO-1) appears in person in Rappahannock County until after 1700.  This record also documents that our Cadwallader (JO-1) had control of the estate of Robert Taliaferro (Sr.) (TA-2) at the date October 8th, 1686.

(Old) Rappahannock County Deed Book 1686 - 1687, p. 68.  By Ruth & Sam Sparacio, The Ancient Press, 1990.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

CJ (#38) Second Letter (part II)

This post continues the content of a letter written "14th March 1686/7" by William Fitzhugh (FI-1) to Nicholas Spencer (SPE-1). [See last post that begins this correspondence regarding our Cadwallader Jones (JO-1).]

"...that you would either to Mr. Spicer (SP-1), or some other knowing & interest person in that County to see the same duely executed, & fully & discreetly prosecuted. and I will deliver your Instructions & directions therein, with my own hand, to the person directed, & contribute what lies in my power to their assistance, I wish you may secure your own, but for my Lord Culpepper's (CU-1), I look upon it almost impossible to secure, I am sure improbable, nor can't advise in any measure to be taken therein, for by all that I can learn there's hardly Estate enough to answer your debt, which is not particularly & by name bound over, besides a great deal that is bound over in general terms..."

The remainder of the letter discusses other topics and events which have concerned the folks of the day.  It would seem that Fitzhugh (FI-1) essentially suggest that there is little hope of receiving any debt from the estate of our Cadwallader (JO-1).